Lauren: Waking up every day doing what I love, being around those I love, to support those I love.
Kelly Hoey is a story of career transformations that are explained by her unique ability to tap into networks and make valuable connections. She started out in corporate law, eventually transitioning to the management side of Big Law. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity. Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with a startup are part of her journey of reinvention as a speaker, writer and investor. In addition to her portfolio of angel investments (Levo League, Hullabalu, Smigin, CloudPeeps, SQL Vision, flowthings.io, Jekudo), she is a LP in Laconia Capital Group. Kelly continues to mentor startups through her involvement in selected accelerator programs and is an advisor to several startup initiatives (JuiceLabs, BUILDUP, NZTE, CTA). She is an adjunct professor at LIM College in New York City. In addition to these professional pursuits, Kelly is the Chief Tech Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Girls Geek Club.
As a connector, and networking expert, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). She has a column on Inc.com, maintains a blog on jkellyhoey.co and tweets frequently (@jkhoey). Kelly is a regular investor panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch and moderator for the Meet The Innovator speaker series at Apple. She is writing her first book.
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